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My SPED director is putting 'non diploma track students' ( skill, mental capacity of 5th grade, IQ less than 70) into Gen Ed classes, without paras/aides to provide them with "Least Res… more

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Who is starting a new position - either the same role at a new school or an entirely new role? Are you excited?!

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FDA is banning Vaping in the US

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Do you have any book recommendations for ESL/ LTEL research?

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Hello! Looking for a job referral at Accenture. Thank you!

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Finished a great AP training.

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What is the summer school program at your school like? We are testing out an online program - students are still in the building, but completing the necessary courses on their own online. Whose school… more

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Does anyone know about any school hiring foreign teachers that need a visa?

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Is your district hiring? We didn't have a lot of teachers leave or retire but suddenly there are so many new positions open. Is anyone else seeing this?

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We're currently hiring for a full-time Spanish Teacher at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, NY. You would be joining a supportive and collaborative department.

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Is it more common for admin to stay long term or have them as a revolving door every couple years? - I am considering going into leadership, Assistant Principal would be the preference. However, I wan… more

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Is your school involved in a program like Teach for America, Urban Teachers, etc. What are your thoughts on them? What was your experience if you were a teacher in one of these programs like?

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Hi! My wife and I are planning on moving to southern California next summer. I wanted to know if there was any need-to-knows, teaching-wise, that would allow me to plan to transition to teaching in a … more

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What are pressing issues you would like to change within your schools or school district?

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My son's junior English semester grade just went from an A to a B. The teacher is what we call "transition to teaching" in Kansas (has a bachelors degree and is taking a few more classes… more

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Are there any policies/procedures (anything of the like) that your school is starting up or eliminating in the fall? What's the change & how are you feeling about it?

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Just had to move classrooms from what's been my home base for the last 12 years :'( Tears were shed even though I'll be just around the corner! Does anyone else get super emotional about t… more

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Summa-time!

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When you're out of school, what sort of hobbies, activities, interests, etc. make your heart sing? I have recently rekindled my love for reading and am really looking forward to getting through a … more

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One week left! And it's all finals so half days, and I count my students' final projects for that! Cleaning and kicking my feet back until I can leave the building for good! Who else?

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I love summer!!!!!! This year was rough!

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Taking the TEXES 7-12 ELAR test tomorrow. I’ve only had 1.5 days to study because it’s my last ditch effort to get a job in another district before I’m locked into my contract & didn’t realize how… more

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I am starting my first year of teaching this August. What are some tips that you wish you knew about when y’all started teaching? Thanks!

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What's on your summer reading list? Can't wait to spend my days sitting by the pool - book in one hand, sangria in the other :)

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I've warned my students about those NSHSS letters that come in the mail, and to be weary of the flood of mail from never heard of colleges offering them random "scholarships." So predato… more

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I have a job interview later this week for an ELA teaching position. During your interviews, were there any questions that took you for a loop? What were they and how did you respond? Trying to be rea… more

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On Friday I was breaking up a fight about to start and one of the students got belligerent with me telling her to stay put and said “I’m gonna get my mom to f*ck you up” and it was chaotic and I (vete… more

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Does your school have a SLIFE program/classes? It often feels like these students aren't getting all of the additional support that they need and are supposed to be getting, and rather are just gr… more

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This student loan resolution is driving me crazy. I never qualified for the psf loan forgivenesss based on having loans out prior to the law going into effect… I missed it by a few months. I’ve worke… more

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What wacky end-of-the-year traditions does your school have? We have a Take-over Tuesday, where students will dress like their teachers and we dress like students - I let my seniors run the class this… more

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Summer school teachers: Do you get to use your room or are you placed elsewhere in the building?

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What is a good rate to charge for tutoring services? High school math by the way.

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Gotta love this ! Just received an email from a parent a week and a half into summer break. She was telling me I needed to go in and excuse all of her child’s absences because she just submitted the d… more

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Does your school offer a credit recovery program, either after school or as a class during school, for students who have failed courses (as an alternative to summer school)?

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For high school teachers that are asked to wear regalia for graduation, do you wear all your tassels and stoles or just the necesites?

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This is about the texas shooter, I just read that he missed several days of school… I’m wondering if the school ever did sarb meetings or home visits? I know at my site if we don’t get a response we r… more

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Did we ever get the texas shooters juvenile record if he had one? I heard this on the news although haven’t heard a follow up… is his school discipline file available to the public? This is really dr… more

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I joined this group because I read that we were talking about salaries. I’m gonna tell you I am good and pissed. I realized that a brand new teacher is making as much as I did last year after 14 years… more

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